The South Llano River State Park (SP) is only 524 acres, but it holds a lot of wildlife thanks to the wooded bottomland habitat that comprises almost all of this area. This makes for great white-tailed deer hunting, turkey hunting, and exotic hunting. The park is located in Kimble County on the South Llano River about 5 miles southwest of Junction, Texas. The South Llano River SP has about 2 miles of river frontage, a large pecan bottom next to the river, and typical Hill Country habitat found in the more upland areas.
Animals found within the South Llano include white-tailed deer, squirrel, jackrabbit, javelina, fox, bobcat, cottontail, and armadillo. Several exotic ungulate species such as axis deer, fallow deer, and even blackbuck antelope are also often seen using the wildlife habitat found in the park. And believe it or not, the bottomland area found within the park represents one of the oldest winter turkey roosts in the Hill Country of Texas. The roosting area is closed to park visitors from October through March.
The South Llano River SP adjoins Walter Buck Wildlife Management Area, which also provides public hunting opportunities. The park was donated to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in 1977 and was opened to the public in 1990. Activities outside of the Special Permit hunt periods include camping, picnicking, canoeing, tubing, swimming, fishing, hiking, mountain bike riding, and bird watching. For more information on public hunting at South Llano River SP call 325-446-3994.
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